• Kenyan Aprot takes Afrcian 10Km title in 30:26.94

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Durban, SA June 25 -  Kenyan runner Alice Aprot left a message to her opponents before Rio Olympics as she won the African Championships 10,000m title in a sensational 30:26.94. 

Aprot in a very dominant performance won her first African Championships title and shaved off from her old personal best time almost 1 minute. 

The 22-year-old Kenyan finished way ahead of her compatriots Jackline Chepngeno ( 31:27.73) and  Joyline Jepkosgei (31:28.28), who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively. 

Not only Aprot set the fastest ever run on African soil, but also the world #1 in 2016. She will be also one the favorites to win the gold at Rio Olympics.

Other highlights on day 4 at African championships on Saturday include Sunette Viljoen's  (SA) 64.08m performance to win her 5th African title in the women's javelin. 

 Antonio Alkana clocked 13.43 to win the men's 110m hurdles final.

 Tosin Oke of Nigeria leaped 17.13m for the win in the men's triple jump contest. 

World 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk cruised through 200m semi finals clocking clocking 20.03. Today he will run the 200m final and 4x400m final. 

Caster Semenya, who won 1500m a day earlier with little effort won her 800m semi final in 2:02.01.

The African championships in in Durban will conclude this afternoon.

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